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Greater Anglia price hike arrives on time, trains don’t

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Ipswich station

By Casey Jones, Railways Correspondent

The latest train fare hikes arrived bang on time today – unlike many of Greater Anglia’s antiquated services.

Hard-pressed commuters were filled with joy while emptying their pockets for a 3.4% ticket increase – the biggest in five years.

A quick glance down the official Greater Anglia Twitter feed revealed these issues during the first rush hour back to work after the Christmas and New Year period:

6.00 Stansted to London Liverpool Street 14 minutes late due to earlier points failure

6.33 Norwich to Cambridge 12 minutes late due to earlier train fault

6.45 Norwich to Lowestoft expected to be 10 minutes late due to earlier train fault

7.00 Liverpool Street to Norwich is 10 minutes late. This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

7.00 Stansted to Liverpool Street 8 coaches instead of 12

7.03 Stowmarket to Liverpool Street 8 coaches instead of 12

7.16 Harwich Town to London 8 coaches instead of 12

7.16 Clacton to Colchester 4 coaches instead of 8

7.30 Stansted to London Liverpool Street 8 coaches instead of 12

7.30 Liverpool Street to Norwich is running 10 minutes late. This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

7.35 Lowestoft to Norwich expected to be 10 minutes late due to earlier train fault

7.42 Liverpool Street to Hertford East 4 coaches instead of 8. This is due to a train fault.

7.47 Lowestoft to Norwich cancelled due to train fault

8.09 Norwich to Great Yarmouth cancelled due to a train fault.

8.10 Liverpool Street to Stansted 8 coaches instead of 12.

8.13 Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria expected to be 10 minutes late. This is due to another late running passenger train.

8.16 Southminster to Liverpool Street expected to be 10 minutes late. This is due to a train fault.

8.39 Hertford East to London Liverpool Street will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

8:40 Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport is now expected to be 10 minutes late. This is due to cows on the track.

8.42 Liverpool Street to Hertford East has been cancelled. This is due to a train fault.

8.46 Great Yarmouth to Norwich cancelled due to a train fault

9.15 Stansted to Liverpool Street formed of 8 coaches instead of 12.

Despite the inconvenience across the network, Greater Anglia regularly Tweeted: “Some updates to note here… otherwise a good service is running.”

Commuter Lorraine Fisher, 34, from Suffolk said: “I was very happy to pay 3.4% more for my service from Suffolk to London.

“Greater Anglia does an amazing job, so what could be better than paying an absolute fortune for sod all?”

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